Lower Limb

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Managing the Club Foot

November 07, 2013

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead 
productive lives. ... Read More

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What's a Splint?

October 24, 2013

Learn about the splint bones, common problems, and treatments to alleviate those problems.... Read More

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Lameness Head to Foot, Part 1: Lower Limbs

September 01, 2013

Learn how veterinarians get to the bottom of lower-limb problems in the first of this two-part series.... Read More

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Equine Pastern Dermatitis: A Pathologist's Perspective

August 01, 2013

A correct and early diagnosis can greatly expedite pastern dermatitis' resolution.... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy for Lower Leg Wounds on Horses

May 01, 2013

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy could be a promising tool for treating equine lower limb wounds. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Leg Wrapping

April 02, 2013

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

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Lameness (AAEP Convention 2012)

March 21, 2013

Topics include track surfaces, suspensory, flexion tests, sesamoid, and non-weight-bearing injuries, and more.... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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WVC 2013: Multiple Limb Lameness

February 19, 2013

Dr. Kevin Keegan explains a few things horse owners should know about multiple limb lameness. ... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries

January 25, 2013

Dr. Ross Rich shares his experience treating equine orthopedic injuries with stem cells.... Read More

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Resolving a Common Swelling

January 01, 2013

What prevention steps can I take for my horse's rear leg swelling after exercise?... Read More

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AAEP 2012: Lameness in the Western Horse

December 03, 2012

Dr. Bill Rhoads summarizes the western performance horse discussion during the 2012 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

Compston's new flexural deformity treatment method involves creating an active tension splint via a wire placed into the foal's hoof.

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New Equine Flexural Deformities Treatment Technique Studied

September 09, 2012

A novel treatment technique for correcting flexural deformities in foals showed promise in a recent study.... Read More

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Radiographic Fetlock Abnormalities in Barrel Racing Horses

August 08, 2012

Nearly 50% of high-performance barrel racers evaluated showed radiographic changes in their fetlock joints.... Read More

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Evaluating Horse Feet, Legs, and Gaits (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

One researcher described how to evaluate horses' feet, legs, and gaits for potential soundness or lameness.... Read More

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Conformation and Limb Deformities in Horses

August 02, 2011

Learn about leg conformation and limb deformities in horses with Dr. Christy Corp-Minamiji.... Read More

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Prosthetic Limbs for Horses: A Closer Look

April 10, 2011

Horses have traditionally been considered obligate four-legged animals; however, the dogma is changing. ... Read More

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Ringbone in Horses

November 01, 2010

Thanks to advancements in treatment, ringbone is no longer ­automatically career-ending.... Read More

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Horse Conformation Conundrums

October 01, 2010

A horse needs to be put together properly, but does he need to be put together perfectly?... Read More

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Improve Regional Limb Perfusion of Antibiotics in Horses

January 27, 2010

The equine lower limb can be a notoriously difficult part of the horse to treat with systemic antibiotics, mainly because the limited blood supply in this area makes it tough to deliver enough antibiotic to be effective. One option for getting ... Read More

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Investigating Platelet-Rich Plasma for Equine Tendon Injuries

September 09, 2009

A single injection of platelet-rich plasma appears beneficial for acute clinical tendon injuries in horses, report a group of scientists from The Netherlands.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of whole blood that contains a... Read More

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Equine Leg Wounds: Should You Bandage?

August 05, 2009

Managing wounds on the lower limbs of horses can be expensive, frustrating, and wrought with complications. ... Read More

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Molly the Pony to Visit Ohio State Vet School

July 22, 2009

Molly the Pony, one of the world's only prosthesis-wearing ponies, will be visiting The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Aug. 6 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Visitors will have the chance to hear the presentation "It's All About Molly" at 5... Read More

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Study: Hylauronan Dressing Doesn't Aid Distal Limb Wound Healing

May 30, 2009

Results of a clinical study showed that distal limb wounds treated with a dressing containing esterified hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan) showed no improvement in healing as compared to untreated wounds.

To evaluate the effect of an... Read More